Spread the word. Make phone calls. Write letters. He and his fellow officers held student’s faces in place while they sprayed them with pepper spray in their eyes and throat. I want everyone to know who this guy is.
“Bank of America just announced they were laying off 30,000 workers. Do you want to know how much its CEO makes? $950,000, plus 9.05 million in performance based stock awards. Does that sound like justice?”—Speaker on the Occupy Atlanta livestream (via hereidreamtiwasablogger2)
It was the 4th day of the occupation since we marched into Woodruff park, renamed it Troy Davis park, and set up occupation. It was a beautiful sight. Illegal tents filled with people from all different walks of life. With each day our numbers steady began to grow. I remember feeling an incredible sense of hope that this thing was actually happening.
While on sentry duty later in the day, I was approached by my logistics team member Turner who asked if I wanted to join the group that would talk with Atlanta Police Chief Turner. I jumped at the oppertunity. The five of us marched through the rain and into the police precint. We were led into a room with a long, rectangle, table. At the head of the table was Chief Turner and all along the edges were his team of government bosses.